Sanford-Brown Institute-Fort Lauderdale Cardiovascular Sonography Program Receives CAAHEP Accreditation

April 9, 2012

Fort Lauderdale Campus offers CAAHEP Accredited Cardiovascular Sonography Program in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. April 9, 2012 – Sanford-Brown Institute (SBI)-Fort Lauderdale has announced that its cardiovascular sonography program has recently received Adult Echocardiography accreditation from the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology. By achieving this accreditation, Sanford-Brown students are now able to sit for their Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Exam offered by the ARDMS upon completing their course work and graduation. Florida does not currently require technicians to be registered in order to work in the state, but most employers strongly prefer this credential.  

The cardiovascular sonography program at SBI-Fort Lauderdale provides a comprehensive education focused on classroom learning as well as hands-on, real life experience in order to help students become trusted players on any heart healthcare team.

“Our academic standards ensure that students have the knowledge, practical skills, and confidence they need in order to pursue careers in allied health fields,” said Michael LaBelle, President of SBI-Fort Lauderdale. “The CAAHEP distinction is a crucial step in providing students the tools they need to succeed after graduation.”

The cardiovascular sonography program at SBI-Fort Lauderdale is one of six Associate-level programs in Florida and one of the only programs in South Florida to earn this accreditation. CAAHEP accredits over 2,000 programs in 23 health sciences professions and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

For more information about the cardiovascular sonography program at Sanford-Brown Institute-Fort Lauderdale please visit

About Sanford-Brown Institute – Fort Lauderdale
Opened in 1989, Sanford-Brown Institute - Fort Lauderdale offers career-focused training programs such as Cardiovascular Sonography, Dental Assisting with Expanded Functions, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technology and Veterinary Technology that are designed to help students gain the specific skills and knowledge that employers are seeking. SBI is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE). SBI - Fort Lauderdale cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at SBI - Fort Lauderdale is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO).  For more information, please go to

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